Best Wheatgrass Juicer Reviews 2018: Top 5+ Recommended

“Why in the world would anyone drink wheatgrass juice?”

This sounds like something I would have said a few years ago, but now, I've got plenty of reasons to think otherwise.

I remember trying my first wheatgrass shot in a health food restaurant, and saying that I didn't enjoy it is an understatement. However, I got curious, researched a bit, and found out the plentiful benefits this drink has on the human body. 

Not long after, the hubby and I went out and bought the best wheatgrass juicer we could find and started squeezing every morning. The taste is still not enjoyable, but it's easier to chug it down after knowing how good it is for me.

So now that I know the inner workings of wheatgrass juicers, I decided to do some reviews and comprise a list of some quality devices that I’ve found, both manual and electrical.

If this happens to be something you’re interested in, keep reading! 🙂

Health benefits of wheatgrass​​​​

The main reason for buying a wheatgrass juicer is apparent - to make your own juice! As I've already mentioned, this juice is really good for you, and now I'm going to elaborate this a bit further.

Wheatgrass contains enough nutrients to be considered a superfood. It has more vitamin C than oranges as well as an entire alphabet of other vitamins (A, B, E, K, to be precise). Iron, calcium, and magnesium are also found within this plant.

This little health bomb can help to remove toxins, boost your immune system, potentially lower cholesterol, and perform many other wonders on the body.

A few studies have been done on the effects of wheatgrass on cancer patients.

One from 2007 concludes that breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy showed lower toxicity levels due to regular wheatgrass juice intake.

Another study from 2011 says that, because of its antioxidant content, wheatgrass might have anti-cancer properties.

One more thing that might interest you is how to grow wheatgrass at home. You’ll see that it is very cheap, simple and eliminates the need for running to the store every time you want to make the drink.


What to know before buying a wheatgrass juicer

1. Type of wheatgrass juicer

These products are divided into two categories - manual and electric. I've used both and even though they work in different ways, the quality of the result is relatively similar.

  • Manual juicers have to be cranked by hand so that their auger crushes the wheatgrass and squeezes out the juice. Even though they are a bit (physically) harder to use than electric ones, the benefit is that they are less expensive, smaller and usually easier to clean. Manual juicing is quick, simple and can prepare you a great shot.
  • Electric juicers require less effort to use compared to the manual device, and some can even crush fruits, veggies, and nuts, not only wheatgrass. There are two main kinds of electric juicers – centrifugal and cold press.

Centrifugal devices use a fast spinning blade (similar to a blender) to cut up the plants. They are louder than cold press models and involve heat, which some users won't like as it may destroy nutrients in food. Despite being faster and cheaper than the cold press, I'd recommend the latter for those interested in health benefits of the juice.

Also, many would argue that the juice which you extract from a centrifugal device is sub-optimal, so I advise you not to opt for this one unless you really, really want to.

Cold press juicers crush fruits and veggies with an auger. They are slower than centrifugal ones, but the difference is mere seconds, so it’s not a big deal. They also operate quietly and have the power to crush pretty much any food. These juicers are easy to use and keep your nutrients intact.

The bottom line is if you want pure wheatgrass juice go for a manual juicer or for a cold press model. The latter is more pricy but more versatile than the manual type, so if you want to squeeze all kinds of juices go for this one. In case you're solely interested in wheatgrass, a high-quality manual device will do you just fine.

2. Cleaning

  • As with many other kitchen appliances, the cleaning process is a significant factor to consider before choosing to buy one of these products. Just like a blender, the wheatgrass juicer is much easier to clean if you do it right after you’ve finished using it. 
  • Each model has a particular way in which this is done (some are even dishwasher-safe), so it would be the best to read other people's experiences concerning this topic.

3. Size

  • Size might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, but believe me – it’s time to start thinking about it! Some of these devices can be pretty bulky especially the cold press type so storing them could be a problem. Check out the size beforehand and then choose according to your space availability.

4. Ease of use

  • Generally speaking, manual juicers are unquestionably the simplest to use, but not everyone likes cranking early in the morning. Also, most electric juicers aren't very complicated but some of them are, and it could take precious time to learn how to operate them. 
  • Try to find a model with a few simple buttons that are going to be easy to press even when you're right out of bed and half-awake.

5. Material

  • Most wheatgrass juicers are made either of plastic or metal or a mix of both. The main thing that you need to check is the material of the auger, as this part is going to be doing most of the hard work. Metal augers are more reliable, but they make the machine heavier. Plastic augers are much lighter, but they can be flimsy and don’t give you the confidence that metal does.

Most Recommended Wheatgrass Juicers: Detailed Reviews 2018

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Simple Taste is a reputable electronics manufacturer, and I’ve been familiar with them even before I discovered this juicer. In case you want to buy a quality appliance from less than a $100, then definitely go for this one.

This device is a slow-speed electric juicer that operates at 80 RPM. It has a horizontal metal auger which slowly crushes the plants and extracts juice even from very fibrous veggies (wheatgrass, celery, etc.). It is versatile in its juicing capabilities, but it has a small feet chute so you might have to cut some fruits/veggies into smaller chunks before juicing.

However, this won’t be a problem with wheatgrass.

The juicer is rather compact which makes storing a piece of cake. All parts of the machine are detachable, easy to assemble, take apart and clean. Also, operating it is not troublesome at all. The company provides a 12-month warranty and a 30-day full refund.

What I Liked

  • Great price
  • Compact and quality build
  • Versatile (can juice any fruit or veggie)
  • Easy to clean

What I Didn’t Like

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    Warranty is only 1 year
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    Small feed chute

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This right here is a high-quality, top-notch juicer made by KGV. Even though its price might be intimidating for some, those who intend to juice seriously and long-term should not be afraid to invest in a machine such as this one.

The first thing I noticed about this juicer is that it is heavy – almost twice the weight of the previous item on my list. This is a good thing as weight usually means reliability, but some users might not like the bulkiness (it’s pretty big too).

It has a vertical auger made from PEI, and even though it’s not metal, it is durable and powerful. Some juicing experts say that a horizontal auger is superior, so if you worry about this kind of stuff, then the vertical one might be a problem for you.

This appliance can be disassembled and cleaned easily, which is a big plus. The manufacturer offers a 5-year warranty.

What I Liked

  • Quality build
  • Versatile
  • Easy to use and clean
  • 5-year warranty

What I Didn’t Like

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    Relatively expensive
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    Pretty bulky (heavy and big)
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    Some users might not like that the auger is placed vertically

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This is probably the most popular manual juicer that I’ve encountered so far. Handy Pantry is a go-to device for those who don’t mind cranking things up to get their precious juice.

All jokes aside, this is a well-built and quality product that's made of stainless steel. It basically has only four parts (strainer, auger, handle, and cap) which makes it super-easy to disassemble and put back together. The cleaning process is also made easier by its construction, and you can even throw it in a dishwasher.

A drawback of this juicer is that it needs to be mounted on the countertop, so you need to check the thickness of the top board and whether it is thin enough for this juicer to be attached. The product comes with a 5-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.

All in all, this is a simple device, and folks who like fuss-free juicing will enjoy it.

What I Liked

  • Made from stainless steel, won’t rust
  • Simple construction, very easy to use
  • Easy to clean, dishwasher-safe
  • 5-year warranty

What I Didn’t Like

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    Has to be mounted on a countertop
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    A bit expensive for a manual juicer
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    It can juice only wheatgrass (or barley grass)

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Healthy Juicer brings us an affordable and decent product for fast and easy wheatgrass juicing. Besides wheatgrass, this juicer can also squeeze green leafy veggies such as spinach, kale, and cabbage, which gives it bonus points for versatility.

Lexen GP27 is very light, weighing only 2.5 pounds so it is easy to move around and you can even bring it camping if you wish. Its body is pretty compact so storing shouldn’t be an issue. However, the mainly plastic construction doesn’t give off a feeling of reliability, and some instances of parts breaking were reported.

As far as mounting is concerned, this juicer has two options - a suction clamp that helps it stick to the surface as well as a metal table clamp with which it can be secured. Cleaning and maintenance are easy, so there’s no problem concerning this.

I’d say that this would be a good choice for first-time juicers and those with a low budget.

What I Liked

  • Great price
  • Can juice leafy greens besides wheatgrass
  • Compact and light
  • Has two mounting options

What I Didn’t Like

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    Entirely made of plastic
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    Some parts might break

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The third and final manual juicer on today’s list is Z-Star Z-510 brought to us by Tribest, a well-known company in the juicing industry. It is versatile, relatively affordable and suitable for juicing on the go.

Same as the previous item on the list, Z-510 is a lightweight and compact manual juicer. It is made of plastic which can be a disadvantage as some have claimed that it is easy to break, but I did not face this problem.

Despite its non-bulky construction, it is capable of squeezing out juice from not only grasses and leaves but hard fruits and vegetables as well. This ability places it among the most versatile manual juicers on the market.

Before use, it has to be mounted and secured with a table-clamp. After you're done with it, you can take it apart to wash it. Tribest offers a 1-year warranty on this product.

What I Liked

  • Very versatile (it can crush harder produce too)
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Simple to mount and use
  • Simple to clean

What I Didn’t Like

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    Expensive for a manual juicer
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    Made mostly from plastic
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    Only 1-year warranty

Conclusion

And now, as is the rule in my review articles, I am going to declare the winner of today's roundup.

It is, without a doubt, the Simple Taste juicer. My main reason is the unbelievably affordable price for a device of such high quality. It is indeed a bargain!

The juicer is strong, durable, and squeezes not only wheatgrass but anything else you throw into it. So, if you decide to purchase it, know that you'll be getting a very versatile appliance.

I suggest you try it out, and if you happen not to like it for some reason, you can return it within the first 30 days.

Of course, all of this is just my personal opinion as this product happens to meet my needs. If you find something that suits your preferences more, I say go for it. 🙂

Barbara Whitney
 

For the last 20 years, I’ve been cooking, preparing, researching, and gathering recipes, tools, and knowledge about food and the way we prepare it. Raising two lively boys and spoiling one great husband later, it’s safe to say that I’ve optimized my kitchen to deliver the best possible meal, no matter the occasion.

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